The NRL Tipping Competition Honour Board

Those that drink the water should take the time to thank those that dug the well.

Here are our winning tipsters over the years. Absolute legends each and every one of them (a note to everyone that I have temporarily closed the comments on this page to cut down on the spam attacks):

Season Tipster Tally
2020 1st – JK Bubble 126
  2nd – Footy chick, Catdog, Bronco Legend 125
     
2019 1st – Footy chick 133
  2nd – BigPeteBx 131
  3rd – JackStarky 130
     
2018 1st – TigerGirl 125
  2nd – Rocket Ryan 123
  3rd – Footy chick, Brad S, Steel Panther 122
     
2017 1st – Scott M 139
  2nd – BigPeteBx 137
  3rd – The Thinker 136
     
2016 1st – Footy chick 142
  2nd – Rick 141
  3rd – Nik 140
     
2015 1st – Tigerholic 130
  2nd – Mark Ashford 125
  3rd – Wally Lewis, Nik, Footy chick 122
     
2014 1st – Wally Lewis 126
  2nd – a 124
  3rd – Mark Ashford, Newbie from Perth 121
     

Comments

a's picture

Wow interesting stats just goes to show you how hard the comp is

Rick's picture

This is excellent to see Thinker thank you.

mark ashford's picture

To all on the Thinkers honour board ( I'm humbled to get a mention) I congratulate you and wish success for 2019.
Thinker without being a pain in the you know where did the Guru win one back when we all started?

tigerholic's picture

Rocket

You were Oh so close last year, I can see you having an ordinary year this year old mate, I'm due to rise again.

Tiger

FrankQLD's picture

Tiger fans have a high representation on the honour board.

newbie from perth's picture

Wow! Newbie got a mention too. I reckon it was because it was my first year here and I knew nothing and “jagged” a third place, albeit in the company of the incomparable Mr Ashford! An honour to share that tiny podium with MA. I’m chuffed at 2014 but a bit peeved I’ve done nothing since (ha-ha). Maybe a case of the more I know the less I know. Hmmm…

Esra Star's picture

Interesting that there has been no real breakaways(maybe Tiger in 2015). Makes for a good comp.

Marsha's picture

Newbie ,wanna join in the tipping comp.

a's picture

Congrats Footy Chick for the 2nd win in the comp

mark ashford's picture

Huge congratulations to our 3 winners. I found it a hard year to pick consistently so hats off to you 3 for finding a way. Well done!.

Anonymous's picture

Don’t be so harsh on yourself Ashford
You were consistent with the Queensland teams... never in the running

Steel Panther's picture

Mark,

I see your name on the Honours Board but I don't see Anonymous?

Anonymous's picture

Apparently in 2016 (amazing coincidence)
You could only place if your name ended in “ick”
So you only had to start your name with a D and you could of won

EsraStar's picture

Well done you three. Look out next year,i am going to take it seriously.

Mary S's picture

Great to see the stats Mr Thinker - thank you and your helper for all the work that goes into this site.

Congratulations to Footy Chick, Big Pete & Jack.Starky - great result

Cheers,
Mary

BigPeteBx's picture

Thanks Mary.
You were calling and tipping close by, as you weren't far off the pace either.

Cheers and keep well up North there.
Big Pete

manyana's picture

Congratulations to Footy Chick, Big Pete, & Jack Starkey.
Congrats also go to all Roosters followers, it was a cracking game, shame someone had to lose.
Thanks again to Thinker & his Little Helper.
Looking forward to meeting Steel Panther in a couple of weeks, and yes, I'm wrapped in cotton wool!!
I'll be checking for off season comments occasionally.
I hope that everyone has a great off season, Merry Christmas (yes, it's just around the corner), & a very Happy & healthy New Year.
Bye for now, manyana.

mark ashford's picture

Anonymous
It's called an honour board because it's an honour to get your name there. People work hard with their tips, and yes I relied on Qld teams too much this year but hey you support your team and your state no matter what. Your comments dishonour this page so I suggest you either sign up with Thinker (and we'll see how good you are) or bugger off and leave it to the people who care.

tigerholic's picture

Well said Mark Ashford

Tiger

NuL1F3's picture

Congratulations :)

Christine 's picture

That's in regards to the previous comment from Mark well Said we need a spokesman on here we need more of it to add to that I elect mark for the job...

Spartan Warrior's picture

Greetings from the Spartan Warrior,
I congratulate the top three on thy success in their consistent tipping this year. Tis no mean feat to attaineth the Master Thinker honour board. A valorous tipster knoweth at which hour to tip against the trend and at which hour not too. Congratulations to Footy Chic, BigPeteBx and Jack Starkey, you’ve forsooth hath played this Master Thinkers football competition much like the Kenny Rogers song ‘The Gambler’.
You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealing's done

Aye, the dealings are done with and there art three deserved winners.
I leaveth thee all with three insightful quotes from the Master coach himself…Wayne Bennett

“A winner feels responsible for more than his job. A loser says: ‘I only work here.’”

“The winner says: ‘There ought to be a better way to do it. Loser says: ‘That’s the way it’s always been done here.’”

and

“There is no greater tribute in sport than to be called a winner, especially when you’ve known the feeling of a loss.”

Adieu
Quis est vir spurius aliquis accipit autem quando non potest.
The Spartan Warrior, hast spoken.

manyana's picture

Spartan Warrior, you know your country music well.
Wise words from the great Kenny Rogers.
Worth remembering for next season.
Yes, learning how win with grace and lose with more grace is something that everyone should learn.
Being a winner is an honour, and losing means more experience learned.
I know this from experience!!
Adieu, manyana.

Christine 's picture

You are always welcome spartan never feel your not...

Anonymous's picture

Country singing spartan
Try saying that 10 times quickly

mark ashford's picture

Christine
I feel for you my friend. You seem to get nothing but bad news.
All I can say is I hope your future treatments have a positive effect.
I look forward to your news over the off season.

mark ashford's picture

Anonymous
At least Spartan's comments give us something to read whereas your's are absolute dribble.
Last time I respond to your nonsense.

Christine 's picture

Anonymous I will say one thing for spartan at least he calls me lady Christine & He has it all over you with his vocabulary heed the warning the thinker doesn't like it when we turn against each other on his website...

Christine 's picture

Mark I will update when I know more as things when & if they change but thank you I appreciate you know that I was a bit shocked by it myself when I was told yesterday...

manyana's picture

Hi Christine, I have apparently missed your post about your health.
I hope that everything will improve.
Keep on hanging in there!
I'll check in occasionally in the off season.
Cheers, manyana.

Anonymous's picture

What a joke jkbubble picked the Panthers and was allowed to change his tip because he changed his mind but previously you had to go with your original pick.
The 3 runners up were robbed. 😡

JKBubble's picture

Anonymous,
I'm sorry you feel that way but i specifically asked the thinker the question about changing a tip on the 11/06/20 at 2:04pm.
His response was: "Greetings JKBubble
MaryS is right.
You can change your tips up until the kick off of the first game of each round. Once the round has started, you cannot change your tips.
Kind regards
The Thinker."

feel free to view the comment yourself : https://the-thinker.org/comment/44997#comment-44997

i changed my tip to storm at 6:50pm (40mins prior to kickoff) as i had watched the rain radar all day and it made the decision for me....it was entirely green. If it cleared up i personally believed the penrith could win with a dry track but it was not to be.
I don't believe i broke any of the thinkers rules as every other tipster has the same opportunity to change or place their tips up until kick off.

Mary S's picture

Hi Anonymouse ( I say mouse, because you want to "bag" someone but hide like a mouse)

Over the season, many of us have gone back into the tipping link and changed our mind with our selection. As soon as the tipping link goes, that option is not available to us. As long as the match has not started some changes have still been made through the comments section.

As JKBubble put in the request to change to Storm at 5.50pm (well before the match started),you do all the tipsters, particularly those reaching the top, and the Honour Roll, a disservice by insinuating that he has cheated.

Shame on you!

Cheers,
Mary

The Thinker's picture

Anonymous

JKBubble didn't break any rules. Anyone can change their selections at any time up until the kick off of the first match of each round.

Congratulations JK

I will be in touch to arrange the prize.

All the best

The Thinker

manyana's picture

Well done JKBubble and Mary S. for her winning scores.
I'm not even going to lower myself to reply to Anonymous.
manyana

JKBubble's picture

Thanks Manyana

Mary S's picture

Thank you Manyana,
Do hope you are keeping in better health now.

Cheers,
Mary

manyana's picture

Thanks Mary, well done with the Grand Final scores. My back is improving. Hoping to start Hydrotherapy next week. I'm still trying to find the middle ground trying to manage my CFS and exercise, and my back at made things a little harder. However, I'm luckier than a lot of people on this site. (I'm a glass half full sort of person).
My tips tailed off towards the end of the season, but I think painkillers could have been the problem. Starting to ease them off now.
THINKER, thanks for running the tipping and Ball Bingo.
I enjoy the tipping in particular. Unlike some others, I regard it as a bit of fun. Being against other RL tragics makes the season a lot more interesting.
The Ball Bingo was also a lot of fun. Trying to pick the winners, and the scores was quite challenging.
Looking forward to trying to tip more winners next season and being higher up the ladder at the end of the season.
Sincere congratulations to the winners. You did a great job.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New year, and 2020 just goes into the history books as a year to be remembered. Not happily for a lot of people!!
Cheers, manyana.

Mary S's picture

Congratulations JKBubble for winning The Thinkers tipping comp this season - well done!

Congratulation also to Footy chick, Catdog and Bronco Legend as it certainly ended up a very tight comp - well done!

Cheers,
Mary

JKBubble's picture

Many thanks Mary, it's been a strange season and not a great one for our 2 teams but the thinkers page and tipping comp has helped liven things up.
On the bright side we still have origin to watch!

Esra Star's picture

Well done winner and place getters. And thank you Mr Thinker,it's been fun.
See again next year.

Mary S's picture

Hi Manyana,

When I first came onto The Honour Roll section this morning, my first impression was great, Spartan is commenting again.

Then I looked at the dates the comments were submitted, and found they go back a couple of years!!!

In regard to your trying hydrotherapy, I found it to be extremely beneficial many years ago after a car accident. I found the water supports you and allowed the physio to manipulate trouble spots because of this. My improvement in movement without pain was unbelievable.

Wish you success.

Cheers,
Mary

manyana's picture

Thanks Mary, just to have a little less pain would be great. I hope that I have the same sort of outcome that you did.
Re Spartan's comments, after I wrote my reply, I too realized that in was 2019. The same message still applies in 2020.
Cheers, manyana.

The Butcher's picture

Congratulations JKBUBBLE
Your a worthy winner but I wonder if precipitation or a masterstroke should be credited for your changed tip.
You tipped Penrith believing they’d win.
The 3 tipsters behind you would of tipped Storm hoping to catch you.
I did notice this but it was brought to light by a Rocket Ryan post stating if Storm won there would be a 4 way tie.
Being 1 point ahead all you needed to do was tip the same as the others being the Storm and win or lose you would remain 1 point ahead hence the change. You had the runs on the board and played well within the rules. Touché
Just like Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with a dagger.

JKBubble's picture

Thanks Butcher, your reference to the old game of cluedo got me laughing!

mark ashford's picture

Congratulations to all our deserved winners, consistently finding success hasn't been easy this year so well done to all of you.
I'd also like to thank all posters for their banter, humour, anecdotes and predictions/analysis etc. You guys & gals have made a difficult year just a little more bearable.
Anonymous crawl back into your hole where you belong.

a's picture

Congrats JK Bubble

tigerholic's picture

Well done to the winners this year, it is no easy feat to be at the top of the table at the pointy end of the season. I'm sure most of us will be back next year to keep you winners honest.

Thanks Thinker for another great season of tipping and banter, looking forward to next year already.

Take care folks

Tiger

Guru Craig's picture

Big congrats to all the winners over the years.

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